As organizations embark on agile transformation, many traditional project managers or business and technical leads are thrown into the Product Owner role after reading a book or two and, perhaps a few days of CSPO training. In the midst of changing environments, conflicting mindsets, and other change-related issues, they are expected to start operating within a Scrum team. Alicia Cyrus compares the responsibilities of product ownership and traditional project management—similar roles, with the same goal of achieving working software (or services) and productive teams, but very different approaches. Alicia explores how product owners should focus on the “means to the end”—organizing a strong backlog and eliciting solid requirements while assuming ownership of the relationship with their team. Product Owners need to help their team build trust and find their best approach to achieve successful delivery. Alicia offers experience-based techniques for positively influencing the team’s continuous improvement and taking collaboration to the next level, identifying obstacles, and managing them head-on to prevent roadblocks to the team’s motivation and performance.

 
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Whether you are transitioning from traditional Waterfall project management, in the midst of Agile transformation, or just trying to increase collaboration among team members, this discussion will provide some experience-based techniques for those new to or struggling with product ownership.

Learning Outcome

We focus on applying CSPO and CSM training in a real-world setting, understanding the impact of the product owner’s role within the team, techniques for positively influencing team members, and applying continuous improvement to the product owner role.

Target Audience

Product Owners, Scrum Masters, Business Analysts, Project Managers, Business Leads, Technical Leads, Agile Development

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